CW: 'Beauty & The Beast' Upgraded To Likely To Be Renewed

Categories: Cancel/Renew CW Shows,Cancel/Renew Index

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February 5th, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts the network's decision on renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2012-13 season in May, 2013. (includes results from December 31, 2012- February 3, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Emily Owens, M.D. canceled 0.53
90210 :| :| :| 0.59
Gossip Girl* final season complete 0.61
Nikita (F) :) :) :) :) 0.64
The Carrie Diaries :| :| :| 0.78
Hart Of Dixie :| :| :| 0.83
Beauty And The Beast :) :) :) :) 1.03
Supernatural :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.32
Arrow :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.52
Vampire Diaries :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.96

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. And given the current ratings for shows on the CW, the last two weeks of 0.7 adults 18-49 ratings for Beauty & The Beast makes it at least a prince. For that reason, I have elevated my prediction for it to likely to be renewed. Fans shouldn't get too excited, if the ratings go back down, so will my prediction. And after getting burned by the late season plunge for The Secret Circle, I'm extra twitchy this season.

If last night's 0.7 rating for The Carrie Diaries isn't just a temporary blip, things are about to get a lot more interesting at the CW. Even I doubt Mark Pedowitz would cancel a show drawing a 0.7 rating, to give a final season to a show drawing a 0.4 rating (90210). And if both The Carrie Diaries and Beauty & The Beast can maintain those 0.7's while Hart Of Dixie is stuck at a 0.5, then things get worrisome for HOD fans.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. This season you can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.

From now through the end of the broadcast season in May, the Renew/Cancel Index values will only be calculated using new episodes airing during 2013. However, until new episodes of a show air in 2013, I will keep the "old"  Fall predictions in the table.

Want to know what the CW Renew/Cancel Index table looked like at the end of the Fall season? Click here.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2013
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2013
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2013
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2013
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2012

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How would the Renew / Cancel Index Have Done Predicting Last Season's Scripted Show Fates? Check out how the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from the 2010-11 broadcast television season.

  • Renee


    I think Vampire Diaries and Beauty & the Beast will both have bad ratings this week because of Valentines Day. Hope I’m wrong though. Beauty and the Beast needs really good ratings for the rest of the season.

  • Pepper

    90210 will be cancelled (which I’ve been saying for a while now)

    HOD, Nikita will be renewed

    and either Cult or TCD will be cancelled, depending on which one does worse

  • Charmed

    Hope TCD does well, it was a great episode tonight.

  • luisl

    90210 cancelled, Hart of Dixie and TCD both renewed. They need something to pair with TCD and if they took the bullet for Nikita they are going to do the same with HoD and try to reach sindycation.

    One of Beauty and the Beast and Cult is getting cancelled, both maybe.

  • Alan

    With TVD, Arrow and Supernatural renewed I think The CW is really having a hard time thinking if they should renew or cancel BATB.

  • Angellica .T.

    now all you need to do is renew the secret circle and you will have 4 good shows

  • Charmed

    @Angelina, Hate to burst your bubble but you do know there is 0.0001% chane of The Secret Circle ever coming back in any incarnation, right?

  • Tom

    @ Renee Why would B&B do worse on Valentine’s Day? Considering the show’s fanbase, I’d assume the usual viewers would be tuned in because they don’t have anything else going on.

  • Win

    I love 90210, but after last night, we gotta just say it’s dead and gone. We can’t argue against it.

  • FanBaTb

    @ Renee “Why would B&B do worse on Valentine’s Day? Considering the show’s fanbase, I’d assume the usual viewers would be tuned in because they don’t have anything else going on.”

    Did you know all of BATB fans? to assert that, should mature and learn from Richard Steven Hack putting solid arguments and try at least to be objective, not you, who by now is not whether man or woman … or simply resentful be so hateful fun with everything regarding BATB

    Richard Steven Hack
    “BATB has a lot of problems quality-wise and it’s not certain yet that any of them will be fixed by end of the season. There are a lot of female fans attracted to the love story, but I don’t see that as sufficient to sustain decent ratings and get a renewal.
    And the TSC fans REALLY need to go away! I liked TSC, and I think it might have had a shot at getting better in a season two, but that’s HISTORY. Move on, already!”
    I must admit that although I love the series you’re right on this, and thanks for your last sentence is what I get tired of saying, if you do the same for my series, ok a deep breath and move on, is a TV show any more …

  • Ana Sy

    Oh pretty please with cherry on top RENEW Beauty and the Beast!

  • Claudia

    Its so funny! How we bash each other shows, and how we all make ice castles with the ratings. At the end of the day, The CW will do was best for them and their interests and I love how this network does business, because they can keeep a show as low as Nikita on air but for syndication issues theyll keep it, they do not only see at the domestic ratings for each show survival remember all the internet and netflix deals they got, its also the appeal of a show internationally and the popularity of the show and we are talking about BIG time popularity. So lets see, I guess Ill do what I can while my show is on air.

  • Melissa

    Please renew for season 2! Beauty and the Beast!

  • Angellica .T.

    please bring back the secret circle u wont be disapointed

  • Richard

    You know it is really sad when the networks cancel shows that have great Potential ect. No Ordinary family, Terra Nova, Kyle XY, secret circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King, Knight Rider, Jane By Desighn. Just to name a few. You know not every one has the time to sit down to watch the showed when they come on that is why the home entertainment companies provide DVR’s in this day and age. Every one of these series that I listed were canceled, but yet I recorded them and watched them later at night. Beauty and the Beast, Vampire Diaries, Arrow I have to record those to watch a little later at night. I know that the cable companies to have records of how many recordings go on with their properties count those in with the reviews and I bet you would see a Huge difference in ratings. If the CW is smart those shows I said were canceled would be good shows to bring back or if not close to them for future shows.

  • Gergana 85

    I really hope ratings for Beauty & the Beast continue to improve. I love that show.

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